Practical scenario-based report on switching using the
Cisco packet tracer
The ‘Career Advance’ (CA) is a higher education provider located in Melbourne. Currently, they
are renting three floors of a building in the suburb of Southbank. It has been recently confirmed that
they will move to a new building located in the nearby suburb of St Kilda by the end of next month.
The existing network infrastructure is not efficient and is not secured. There are a lot of complaints
from staff about slow network performance and security issues such as unauthorized access to
administrative documents. The reason for this is in part that the institute currently has only two
networks, one for staff and one for students. There is one router (Cisco 2620XM) connecting both
As part of the move to the new location, they are looking forward to putting a more reliable, scalable
and cost-effective network in place.
Project cost is a factor, so these existing components are to be used within the design. They have
8 Cisco 2960 Switches and 1 Cisco 2620XM router. As per Network Manager, only cables are
approved for purchasing.
Below is a breakdown of the number of staff, students and devices by location in the current building.
Staff/Students Level Number
Administrative Staff Ground 25
Academics First Floor 5
Academics Second floor 5
Students First Floor 50
Students Second floor 60
IT staff and Servers Ground floor 10
Printers First Floor 2
Printers Second floor 2
Below is the topology proposed by the Network Manager. Your job is to create the network plan,
allocate the IP addresses appropriately, configure the network according to the given guidelines and
troubleshoot errors if there are any.
As a staff member of IT department, you have been given the task of re-configuring the whole
network for the newly rented building.
Below listed are the documented tasks for you.
Task 1: Building the topology
Create the network diagram shown in Figure 1 using Cisco packet tracer. Use suitable cable types
when cabling the devices. Label the devices as depicted in Figure 01.
While creating the topology please use the ports listed in Table 1 (below) for connecting devices on
each switch. This will be useful for your future planning of the network.
Ports of Source
Ports of connected devices
SW1-GF Fa0/3 ADMIN1-GF Ethernet port / NIC
Fa0/4 ADMIN25-GF Ethernet port / NIC
Fa0/1, Fa0/2 SW2-GF Fa0/1, Fa0/2
Fa0/5, Fa0/6 SW1-FF Fa0/1, Fa0/2
SW2-GF Fa0/3 ADMIN2-GF Ethernet port / NIC
Fa0/4 IT10-GF Ethernet port / NIC
Fa0/5 WEB-GF Ethernet port / NIC
Fa0/6 FILE-GF Ethernet port / NIC
Fa0/1, Fa0/2 SW1-GF Fa0/1, Fa0/2
Fa0/7 Router-GF Giga/Fast/Ethernet port
SW1-FF Fa0/1, Fa0/2 SW1-GF Fa0/5, Fa0/6
Fa0/3, Fa0/4 SW2-FF Fa0/1, Fa0/2
Fa0/5, Fa0/6 SW3-FF Fa0/1, Fa0/2
Fa0/9, Fa0/10 SW1-SF Fa0/1, Fa0/2
Fa0/7 Academic4-FF Ethernet port / NIC
Fa0/8 Student49-FF Ethernet port / NIC
SW2-FF Fa0/1, Fa0/2 SW1-FF Fa0/3, Fa0/4
Fa0/3 Student1-FF Ethernet port / NIC
Fa0/4 Academic1-FF Ethernet port / NIC
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Fa0/5 Printer2-FF Ethernet port / NIC
SW3-FF Fa0/1, Fa0/2 SW1-FF Fa0/5, Fa0/6
Fa0/3 Student50-FF Ethernet port / NIC
Fa0/4 Academic5-FF Ethernet port / NIC
Fa0/5 Printer1-FF Ethernet port / NIC
SW1-SF Fa0/1, Fa0/2 SW1-FF Fa0/9, Fa0/10
Fa0/3, Fa0/4 SW2-SF Fa0/1, Fa0/2
Fa0/5, Fa0/6 SW3-SF Fa0/1, Fa0/2
Fa0/7 Academic4-SF Ethernet port / NIC
Fa0/8 Student59-SF Ethernet port / NIC
SW2-SF Fa0/1, Fa0/2 SW1-SF Fa0/3, Fa0/4
Fa0/3 Student1-SF Ethernet port / NIC
Fa0/4 Academic1-SF Ethernet port / NIC
Fa0/5 Printer2-SF Ethernet port / NIC
SW3-SF Fa0/1, Fa0/2 SW1-SF Fa0/5, Fa0/6
Fa0/3 Student60-SF Ethernet port / NIC
Fa0/4 Academic5-SF Ethernet port / NIC
Fa0/5 Printer1-SF Ethernet port / NIC
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